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Team Black Looking Forward to 2017

We had a great summer here in New England with photo-perfect weather nearly every day. We had the chance to work on some special projects including the schooner Columbia, built by the Eastern Shipbuilding Company, and the Bilgin motor yacht Clarity. We shot the classic Feadship Lady Victoria in the Bahamas after a superb restoration under the guidance of Captain Timothy Laughridge (link here). Newport showed once again that it’s one of the top destinations in the world for sail and power boats of all sizes and our friends at the Newport Shipyard gave them not only a home for the summer but several opportunities to show off. They hosted the inaugural Candy Store Cup, which was a great success and they were the new home of the Newport Charter Show. We also got to cover the construction of their new 200-ton Marine Travelift.

Our friends at Front Street Shipyard also finished a big refit on the classic Feadship Berilda and we hope to catch up with them this winter as they go cruising, and possibly chartering. (launch video here)

We’re looking forward to a little quiet time over the holidays before starting in on the winter season in the south. We have a couple Bahamas projects on the calendar for January and before you know it the Miami Boat show. We look forward to seeing you on the water and wish you and your family and friends a peaceful holiday season.

Pictured: Rose Island Lighthouse

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